Our customer service counter is open by appointment only. We are reducing person-to-person contact to ensure continued healthy services inside food plants. We lack waiting areas or adequate meeting space for distancing, so we ask that you place inquiries via telephone and orders via email. Until there is zero percent chance of disease transmission, walk-in access is suspended. Delivery and pick-up drivers are encouraged to schedule these events in advance.
President Trump and Governor Kelly met about food safety and supply this week. They discussed how to address virus outbreaks. They illustrated a recent example working together with private industry to ensure stores of plentiful and healthy food.
One of the most common causes of food safety problems is the sanitary design of manufacturing equipment, or the lack thereof. Food manufacturers can save significant money if they invest right the first time in sanitary equipment. A Stevenson Spiral Chute is especially catered to these concerns. Ways that the Stevenson Spirals help maintain food sanitation are:
No nooks, cracks and crevices – a spiral has one fluid design that minimizes hard to clean cracks and crevices that can harbor bacteria
Equipment feet – equipment should be designed with the minimum required number of legs to reduce harborage possibilities. Stevenson spirals stand on one solid stainless steel mount
Flat surfaces – plants should minimize flat surfaces, especially in wash-down areas where microorganisms are easily transferred by water. All angles on the equipment must be curved or rounded. The Stevenson Spiral is built curvier than a Dr. Birx chart.
Equipment finishes – Stainless steel surfaces accommodate effective cleaning and eliminate any chance of bacterial survival.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has deemed food processors part of the critical infrastructure required to continue operations during this national emergency. The officials specifically name “food manufacturers and their supplier employees” as essential. As a result, Stevenson business operations remain open to continue to provide products and services to its customers during this challenging time.
The National Guard has been activated to help combat the coronavirus. They will build hospitals, deliver medical supplies, and augment local agencies during this national emergency. We have a favorite warrior here at Stevenson Company, and asked the Kansas Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves how we could express our encouragement during possible deployment. Here are some ideas brought up by civilian employers, coworkers, and guard members themselves.